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Crisci Associates, Sept. 29, 2014
* New F&M Poll Shows 7 Percent Gain For Corbett, Explicit Emails Add Controversy

A new Franklin & Marshall Poll released Thursday has Democrat Tom Wolf leading Gov. Tom Corbett 49 to 31 percent, a 18 percent lead with 19 percent undecided.  But, Gov. Corbett gained 7 percentage points since an F&M poll in August.  60 percent of registered voters believe the state is off on the wrong track.

* Sen. Pileggi: Pension Reform, Liquor Privatization Not Likely, Severance Tax Coming

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) told a hometown newspaper neither liquor privatization nor pension reform, two priority items for Gov. Corbett, are likely to go to the Governor’s desk before the voting session ends on October 15.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state on political topics of interest--

* Session Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* On The Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Senate Approves Bill Strengthening Open Records Law

The Senate Wednesday passed Senate Bill 444 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) designed to strengthen the state’s Open Records law by dramatically expands the information available from state-related universities, improves the appeals process for requestors, establishes a new fee structure for commercial requests, and makes other important changes.

* Medical Marijuana Bill Passes The Senate 43 To 7

Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon) hailed the historic Senate vote Wednesday in passing his Senate Bill 1182 to allow the use of medical cannabis in the Commonwealth 43-7.  Sen. Folmer’s legislation would allow thousands of ill and suffering Pennsylvanians the ability to utilize cannabis, a natural plant from God, to treat their ailments.

* Bill To Expand Natural Gas Availability To Consumers OK’d By House Committee

House Bill 2393 (Kampf-R-Chester)  providing a program to extend natural gas delivery to unserved or underserved areas- sponsor summary-- was reported out of the House Consumer Affairs Committee Tuesday and Tabled.

* Joint Committee Issues Report On Prescription Drug Speciality Tiers In PA

The Joint Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Wednesday issued a report on Prescription Drug Speciality Tiers in Pennsylvania.

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

* Auditor General Urges School, State Pension Systems To Avoid Hedge Fund Investments

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Wednesday urged leaders of the state’s two pension systems to reconsider the $7.6 billion invested in potentially high-risk, high-cost hedge funds.

* Department Of Aging Holds Alzheimer’s Stakeholder Meeting

The Department of Aging Wednesday held its first stakeholder gathering following Governor Corbett's acceptance of the Pennsylvania State Plan for Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD) earlier this year.

* American Beverage Assn. Announces Initiative To Reduce Beverage Calorie Consumption

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, has worked with representatives from American Beverage Association, The Coca-Cola Company, Dr Pepper Snapple Group and PepsiCo Tuesday to announce a new landmark agreement to decrease beverage calories in the American diet.

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